The Chairperson of the Moyle Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has commended the success of the recent ‘Safe and Sound’ events which attracted over 250 older people from across the District.
Councillor Margaret Anne McKillop said in her opening address: “Whilst we are very fortunate to have low levels of crime in Moyle we must not be complacent and continue to strive to improve the safety and quality of life of all our residents”.
“These events funded by the Moyle PCSP are aimed at reducing fear of crime particularly amongst old people. The events provide an opportunity for our older residents to find out more information on how to keep safe and feel safer in their homes and in the wider community”
A number of specific presentations took place at each event. PSNI Road Safety Education officer Constable Sydney Henry outlined how to stay safe on the roads particularly in the run up to Winter.
The Crime Prevention Officer Judith Lavery provided information on reducing the opportunities to fail victim to opportunistic thieves and bogus callers.
And finally a Home accident prevention talk by David Adams highlighted the main causes of accidents in the home and provided tips and advice on how to avoid become a victim.
Cllr Mc Killop said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who made the events possible and everyone who attended the roadshows in Bushmills, Ballycastle and Cushendall and would urge everyone to look out for our vulnerable neighbours, particularly during the winter months”
A wide range of agencies hosted information stands at the ‘Safe and Sound’ events – Good Morning Ballycastle, North Antrim Community Network, North Antrim Community Transport, NI Fire and Rescue Service, PSNI, Road Safety Crime Prevention, COAST , Energy Efficiency, Home accident Prevention, Causeway Rural and Urban Network, NHSCT Sensory Support Team and PCSP.